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From dental material reviews to regulatory news to the latest in patient care and fitting, you'll be armed with facts and our take on it all. If it's news, it's timely and it impacts our industry, you'll find it here.

Washington State Passes Registration Bill

Washington State Passes Registration Bill

The state of Washington passed a bill in its senate “creating the dental laboratory registry within the department of health and establishing minimum standards for dental laboratories serving dentists in Washington state.” According to National Association of Dental Laboratories Chief Staff Executive Bennett Napier, this was the first new laboratory standards bill on registration passed by any state legislature in more than 30 years.

Insurance Industry
Spin & Hype

Insurance Industry<br> Spin & Hype

There is no question that dental insurance has had a positive influence in availing the public to dental healthcare services. Unfortunately for dental consumers, the insurance industry’s primary responsibility is profit generation for shareholders. This is in direct contrast to a doctor’s primary obligation of placing patient interests to the fore.

Working Together, Profiting Together

Working Together, Profiting Together

If dentists are the architects of the mouth, then it does us well to work with the best “interior designers.” In dentistry, as in life, our reputations precede us and can also reflect on our business associates. For example, Pinhas is widely known as a world-class technician, making not “just teeth” but using his expertise and craftsmanship to create works of art for each patient.